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NEW YORK, Jan 30 – IBM said Tuesday it made an equity investment in MDS Proteomics of Toronto as part of a strategic collaboration that also includes an agreement to jointly establish a publicly available web-based protein database.

Financial terms of the deal and the size of the equity stake were not disclosed.

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